December 2016

Together Against Prevent

Counter Extremism Bill could lead to investigations into people ‘miles away’ from terrorism | Shaun Connolly, The Independent

Mentally ill patients being referred to police for ‘de-radicalisation’ | Ala Abbas, Muslim News

School uses PREVENT to Threaten Muslim Parent Who Requested Pupil Removal from Christmas Assembly | Coolness of Hind

Anti-extremism programme Prevent sees referrals hit 7,500 a year | ITV News

Sixty kids a week referred to anti-extremism body Prevent | Sky News

UK police: We’re sorry for ‘Guess Who? Terrorism Edition’ | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

The battle of governments against extremism has to be credible | Richard Norton Taylor, Open Democracy

Schools are defining radicalisation, and it probably includes you | Emily Apple, The Canary

Most terrorism arrests lead to no charge or conviction, figures show | Vikram Dodd, The Guardian

The Prevent duty: can teachers be judges? | Bob Hindle, Manchester University

Far right threat has slipped under the radar of a counter-extremism strategy targeting Muslims | Bharath Ganesh, The Conversation

UK councils link ‘empathy’ for Palestinians to terrorism threat | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

Summary of Our Legal Case Against Prevent | Salman Butt, Islam21C

Home Office forced to defend anti-fracking groups from extremism claims | Mark Townsend and Ian Cobain, The Guardian

Why the Prevent strategy is harming integration rather than helping it in Bristol’s communities | Michael Yong, Bristol Post

‘Prevent’ strategy to be challenged for first time in British high court | Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye

‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy faces legal challenge | Divya Talwar, BBC News

City of York Council’s anti-fracking terrorism links ‘ludicrous’ | BBC News

Prevent: why the UK’s counter-extremism programme is toxic | Jamil Hussein, Al Araby

Is the government’s PREVENT ‘science’ really peer-reviewed? | Coolness of Hind

Driffield headmaster sorry for linking anti-fracking to Islamic State in school newsletter | Ben Barnett, Yorkshire Post

This school just told parents that anti-fracking campaigners are extremists | Emily Apple, The Canary

Fury as Driffield School lists fracking groups alongside Islamic State in anti-terrorism advice | T Davidson, Hull Daily Mail

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